The State government on Monday signed an MoU with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support sustainable and inclusive agriculture transformation.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his Council of Ministers meeting in May this year had resolved to make disaster and pandemic preparedness a part of the curriculum in schools and colleges.
In a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, 10 BJP MLAs sought his intervention to sort out the problems faced by the farmers due to closure of paddy purchase centres.
State Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo flagged off two IEC vans which will continue to engage farmers on the scheme in 10 aspirational districts where crop insurance penetration is low.
State BJP general secretary Golak Mohapatra said the Centre has supplied more fertilisers to Odisha than its requirement in the last three years.
Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo said the State is facing shortage of urea due to short supply of fertiliser in May and June against the allotment.